Straining Overview

Straining, or tenesmus, usually refers to fecal straining or defecation tenesmus. This is a difficulty with defecation, which is related to constipation, but not quite the same symptom. There is also urinary tenesmus, which is urinary straining, or straining to urinate without producing much urine volume (see: low urine volume). Note that “straining” in this context is unrelated to a “strain” of a muscle. Read more about: Fecal Tenesmus, Urinary Tenesmus.

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